Beirut Traders Association and Bankmed released the results of “Beirut Traders Association – Bankmed Investment Index,” for the second quarter of 2016. The index, which is backed by the technical support of the Central Administration of Statistics in Lebanon, The consolidated business figures across most wholesale sectors reveal a continued slowdown in their market activity when compared to the same quarters of the previous year. The downturn in wholesale results accelerated during the second quarter of 2016, whereby the “Turnover Component,” which tackles the activity during the second quarter of 2016, reported a nominal decline of 8.85% in comparison with the second quarter of 2015. It is worth noting that this trend remained negative despite the fact that the cost of living indicator recorded a decline where it reached (-0.98%) between the second quarter of 2015 and the second quarter of 2016. The real figures of the “Turnover Component” for the second quarter of 2016 recorded a decline of 7.96% compared to the results of the second quarter in 2015... Downlaod (Q2 - 2016) Index in English and Arabic language.